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Old 07-05-2007, 01:16 PM
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Question Cooper Tires any good?

Need to buy four 8.75R16.5 8Ply Load Range "D" tires for the duals on the back of my class "C" RV.
I need to know if Cooper Tires are any good.
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Cooper makes fine tires. I had a good friend I raced with for many years that was a tire engineer at Cooper for 20 years. They are made here in the US. They have a big facility just outside Toledo, OH.

You might want to also check out the BFG Commercial T/A. I have them on my van and am very happy with them.

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cooper and bfg are both good tires
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cooper and bfg are both good tires
Thanks for responses.
I ordered four coopers for the rear and now I have to find two tires for the front.
As I understand it only Good Year makes the front tires, they are 8.75R16.5 Load Range "E" 10 Ply tires.
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> As I understand it only Good Year makes the front tires,
> they are 8.75R16.5 Load Range "E" 10 Ply tires.

I don't know about that, though if you stepped up to 9.50x16.50 tires for the front, if you had the room, you would find the options of E rated tires open up.

Anyways, going by Copper's site, the

Super Road Service tire comes in 8.75 x 16.50 E load range for 2680 pounds. With the anti-ozone stuff it is meant for the RV market.

http://www.coopertire.com/html/produ...r_road_service
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I have purchased several different types of coopers over the years, for a new jeep cherokee chief in 76, to cars, to trucks, and presently just purchased 4 new 10 plys for my econoline class B conversion van. Have always been very satisfied. Good milage and wear well, take a beating and balance out good. Priced right too. And no, I don't work for cooper tire.
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> As I understand it only Good Year makes the front tires,
> they are 8.75R16.5 Load Range "E" 10 Ply tires.

I don't know about that, though if you stepped up to 9.50x16.50 tires for the front, if you had the room, you would find the options of E rated tires open up.

Anyways, going by Copper's site, the

Super Road Service tire comes in 8.75 x 16.50 E load range for 2680 pounds. With the anti-ozone stuff it is meant for the RV market.

http://www.coopertire.com/html/products/tires_lighttruck.aspx?page=super_road_service
I wanted Radial tires for the front and Cooper does not make them in that load range. The above link is for Bias belted tires.

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> The above link is for Bias belted tires.

My bad ! I thought it was a radial tire when looking at the pictures. I should have paid attention to the missing R
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I put Coopers on my '01 E-350 work van and they are the best tire I've used so far. I'm on my 4th E-350 since 1987 and the Generals, Dunlops, and Wranglers did not offer the same grip on slippery roads or resistance to wear. I'll buy them again. They are E-range radials.
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I've got Cooper Arctic Claw 10-ply snowtires on my 2001. No real complaints. Running on Michelin LTX's I couldn't even get out of my driveway after the first snow. These grab pretty well and don't even make much noise on dry pavement. They seem to be holding together ok even after 15K miles, which is good for snows.
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